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Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve

Preserve History

The 315-acre Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve was acquired between 1982 and 2003.

The preserve is part of the Des Plaines River preservation system, which conserves more than 2,400 acres.

A 155-acre portion of the site was dedicated as an Illinois Nature Preserve in 1984. This dedication provides permanent protection for the preserve's natural resources.


Natural Resources

Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve protects a diversity of habitats, including forest, prairie, wetland and a portion of the Des Plaines River.

Wildlife found at the preserve includes a variety of reptiles and amphibians.

The preserve is also home to more than 500 plant species, including the pickerelweed and low calamint.

The site is managed with invasive species control and prescribed burning to protect and enhance its natural resources. Learn more about the District’s land management activities.


Romeoville Prairie Nature Preserve is located north of Romeo Road/135th Street and east of Route 53 in Romeoville.



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